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Broken camera I dropped my digital olympus on a tile floor. Since then, when I open the lense cover, the lense doesn't pop out, and the camera doesn't turn on to take pictures. I can still push quick view and can move pictures I've already taken around, but I just am unable to make the camera work since.

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  • topzea Jun 27, 2008

    A month ago I took some pictures with my Olympus camedia C-50 zoom camera, some hours later when i opened it automatically zoomed in and i couldn't zoom out, can't change the mode or do any other thing else, I tried maybe i can format it but couldn't. what should I do, is it a mecanical problem or a software problem?
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  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    When I open the lense cover, the lense doesn't pop out, and the camera doesn't turn on to take pictures.

    I can still push quick view and can move pictures I've already taken around, but I just am unable to make the camera work since.when I open the lense cover, the lense doesn't pop out, and the camera doesn't turn on to take pictures.



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It is likely that your lens assembly was knocked out of alignment when you dropped the camera. When things do not line up inside the lens the whole unit cannot move in and out. This malfunction requires disassembly to fix, so you will have to get it to a professional for repair. There are providers online who can repair your camera, and also check with your manufacturer to see if they can service the camera at a reasonable rate. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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Fixing snap-shooters is generally not worth it,
since digital cameras evolve rapidly and lose
value even faster with age.


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